Butte County Fire Department is the largest fire department north of Sacramento, California to Eugene, Oregon. We are a combination of career and citizen volunteer firefighters.

Our Mission: "To provide professional services to protect lives, property, and environment to those residing, working or traveling with in the unincorporated areas of Butte County, the cities of Biggs and Gridley and the Town of Paradise."

Battalion 2

Battalion 2 Fire Stations

Meet Garrett Needles, Battalion Chief, Battalion 2


Station 11 7288 Humboldt Road, Butte Meadows

Station 22 9868 Cohasset Road, Chico

Station 23 5362 Platt Mt. Road, Forest Ranch


Station 11 is located in the Community of Butte Meadows and is an Inter-agency Station with the Lassen National Forest Service. The Station 11 personnel work very closely with Lassen National Forest and Butte Meadows – Jonesville Community Association and the Butte Meadows Volunteer Company.

Station 22 is located in the Community of Cohasset and has the responsibility of working closely with the Cohasset Volunteer Company along with other Stake Holders, Cohasset Community Association, S.P.I. and other community members.

Station 23 is located at the north end of the Forest Ranch community and has the responsibility of working with the Forest Ranch Volunteer Company along with Forest Ranch Preservation's Alliance, S.P.I., Forest Ranch Fire Safe Council and other community Groups. 

 Contact Fire

Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

 Locations and Hours

Butte County Fire
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
Excludes Holidays


 Current Incidents

For current incidents call
Butte County Fire

If you reach a recording, there may be no current incidents

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Butte County Air Quality Management Department

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Butte County Fire CALFIRE

Darren Read, Fire Chief  
David Hawks, Assistant Chief, North Division 
Chris Haile, Assistant Chief, South Division 
Jamie Norton, Assistant Chief, Administration

Garret Sjolund, Assistant Chief, Butte Fire Center

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